A Flanders man is facing first-degree rape charges for alleged sexual assault of two little girls.
Southampton Town Police detectives arrested Shawn D. Reid, of Anchor Street, Flanders, yesterday on two counts of rape in the first degree, a class B felony after a 10-week-long investigation into sexual assault allegations involving two girls, ages 6 and 7, according to a police press release issued this morning.
Detectives were assisted in their investigation by Suffolk County Child Protective Services and the Southampton Town Police Community Response Unit, police said.
Reid will be arraigned in Southampton Town Justice court this morning, police said.
This investigation is ongoing and Southampton Town Police detectives request anyone with information to contact the Southampton Town Police detective division at 631-702-2230, or the Crime Hotline at 631-728-3454.
All calls will be kept confidential, police said. You may also email the police at [email protected]
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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